The experiences of two women provide the framework for an intense literary study of liberated womanhood, in a new edition—which includes an author biography and publication history—of a novel originally published in 1962. Original.
Doris Lessing, pictured here in 2006, once refused to allow the queen to declare her a dame of the British Empire, because — as the author put it — "There is no British Empire."
Author Doris Lessing died Sunday at the age of 94. Lessing won the 2007 Nobel Prize for literature for a life's work which included around 40 books and collections of essays and memoirs.
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